It may surprise visitors and even local residents of the Hunter to discover that Lake Macquarie is a more populous region than its higher profile neighbour, Newcastle. Lake Macquarie is home to over 200,000 people – and it’s a diverse region that includes bustling metropolitan centres, busy towns, pretty villages, working farms, pristine beaches and park lands. But the centrepiece of the city of Lake Macquarie has to be the lake itself – a body of water about twice the size of Sydney Harbour.
Something for Everyone
Within Lake Macquarie sits a variety of towns and villages, each one with a different character. From the larger, more populous retail precincts of Charlestown, Warners Bay, Cardiff and Glendale to the sailing hub of Belmont, to the secluded parklands around the lake – it offers a little bit of everything.
The pristine beaches at Redhead, Blacksmiths and Caves Beach are popular in summer. Swansea offers an old-fashioned sea-side charm, while Booragul, Toronto and Belmont offer marinas to entice boaties. From the mountains to the sea, with the lake in the middle and various towns with great sporting and business facilities, you really will find something to suit everyone in Lake Macquarie.
Lake Macquarie Homes – What are my Options?
As you would expect in an area with such diverse precincts, there are many different housing options in the Lake Macquarie region. Some areas, particularly Charlestown and Warners Bay, offer inner city homes or apartments near dining and retail hubs.
But you can still find vacant blocks in the region if you want to build a new home. There are housing estates such as Murrays Beach and Northlakes Estate that offer an instant community – wonderful for families or retirees. On the other hand, if you want lake views you might aim to renovate an existing home or look for a property suited to a knock down and rebuild project.
Find out more about Lake Macquarie
The Lake Macquarie Council website is a great place to start to find out more about the region.
Another great source of information is the official tourism website visitlakemac.com.au.